Talent Director Salary

Talent Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just over a half of Talent Directors. Salaries average out to around $91K annually and spread from $45K to $148K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Talent Directors are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,266 - $149,045
$55K
$91K
$150K
MEDIAN: $90,794
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $55,266 - $149,045
Bonus $515 - $38,783
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$45,000 - $148,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Talent Director

Talent directors serve an upper-management position within HR (human resources) to create a work environment aligned with their organization's goals, as well as recruit and retain highly effective employees and manage other members of the recruiting department. They work primarily in an office, but may travel to different offices or sites depending on the company's needs.

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Talent Director Tasks

  • Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
  • Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.
  • Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
  • Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Talent Director

Pay by Experience for a Talent Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Talent Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Talent Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Talent Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 30 salaries. A Talent Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Talent Director

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Talent Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲60%

Experienced
▲37%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Talent Director Salaries

Organizational Development
▲56%

National Average
$93,000

Human Resources
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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